Monday, March 29, 2010

Peat Pot Tray

I went crazy with how many seeds I tossed in this tray. There's a whole row of Blue Salvia and a whole row of Catnip. Tossed in the obligatory Cucumber. I was surprised I couldn't find any yellow squash so I'll have to get some later. There's Calabaza Squash? Picture showed something that looked like Zucchini. There's also some Tiny Tim Tomato, Starfruit, Scarlet O'Hara Morning Glory, Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine, Phlox, and Moonflower. I found out that some spider plant seeds were saved. I decided to have fun and plant a couple in two peat pots.

So it's a whole variety of 'em. I don't expect all of them to grow though. I think some seeds were pretty old. In fact I plan to open all my morning glory packets and just sprinkle the seeds around.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Topsy Turvy this time around!

Suffered a tiny setback when one of the metal wires came loose. Improvised and fixed it. So here they hang for now. I didn't think the old rusty hooks would support them but this will do as a temporary location.

One tomato plant is "Husky Cherry" and the other is "Quick Pick". I decided to stick with small tomatoes since they usually produce much better for me than regular tomatoes do.

Hopefully this will do much better than the Upsy Downsy did. With extra dirt and the possibility that it can contain water better, it might produce more.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Amaryllis - Sick of 'em yet? hehe.

I fished out the box from the side of the shed. Also removed layers of pine needles that fell over 'em. It's pretty weird to see hardcore bulbs when I had planted them as seeds. My fingers are crossed that they bloom this spring. If not, I still plan to stick 'em in the ground. It's getting too packed in there as it is!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Dragon Arum

Ever since I discovered Dragon Arum (Dracunculus Vulgaris), I've wanted to grow them. I love how wicked their blooms look and how it emits the smell of rotting meat. I even went as far as buying bulbs from two different places.

And I am sick of this plant. No matter what I do, I can't make it happy at all. I've tried several locations and finally left it in one spot since it reacts the most there. It will grow into a nice sized plant and then just keel over one day out of the blue. I think it may get to the point where I'll never see a bloom in person.

I was surprised to discover these though (late night photography isn't a good idea! hehe). I had no idea that the Dragon Arum even bothered to come up yet! We haven't even had warm temperatures yet. I checked the 10 day forecast and it appears that spring is slowly creeping its way in. Maybe this year will be better and the plant will send out a bloom that'll cause me to plug my nose as I pass by...